Maersk Oil has a 60% operating interest of the onshore Dunga field in the Mangystau region. The company is currently implementing a field development plan.
Discovered in 1957 the field is situated close to the coast of the Caspian Sea approximately 50 km north of the city of Aktau in the Mangystau Oblast, Western Kazakhstan.
Maersk Oil acquired 60% interest and operatorship of the Dunga field with partners Partex Corporation (20%) and Oman Oil Company Limited (20%) in 2002. Since then Maersk Oil has gradually increased average daily oil production from the field from 1,300 boepd in 2002 to around 17,000 in 2017 through production optimisation and field development activities including drilling of new wells and expansion of processing and storing facilities.
2012: Dunga Phase II development commenced.
2007: Dunga Phase I development commenced.
2002: Acquisition of 60% interest and operatorship of the Dunga Block with Partex Corporation (20%) and Oman Oil Company Limited (20%).
2002: Oil production from the field is started and continues through 2011, when Maersk Oil divested its interest.
2000: Maersk Oil acquires an operating interest in the Saigak field.
1994: A Production Sharing Contract for operating the acreage is signed in.